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CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOUCHES FOR YOUR MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME

June 25, 2018 0

Let’s be honest: not all entryways are considered equal. On that note, not all entry doors and entry décor are one-size-fits-all options! So, when you are gearing up to upgrade your mid-century Toronto, ON home this spring and summer—keep in mind that you need to do a bit of research! This way, you will be sure to choose complementary accents and to make wise decisions.

Here at Brock Doors and Windows, we want to help YOU with that bit of research! If your mid-century modern home needs a fresh look, keep reading!

The inspiration behind the style
Mid-century modernism grew out of the early 20th-century age. But, it really took hold just after WWII due to the technological movement worldwide, the availability of materials, and the growing prosperity. Characteristics of a true mid-century modern home are:

  • Organic influences, simplistic design
  • Fine craftsmanship
  • Clean forms and lines
  • Function as the #1 focus
  • Designed for “everyone”

The colours
There was a wide range of colours when mid-century modern décor was current:

  • Tangerine
  • Aqua
  • Black, white, and natural
  • Earthy browns and tans
  • Golden yellow
  • Olive and wasabi green

Notice that there isn’t any one hue that seems overtly feminine. This was intentional. Most truly mid-century modern looks incorporate masculine and androgynous colour palettes (hence, the browns, naturals, and muted tones). The darker, earthier colours add a bit of warmth to balance out pops of cool shades, and vice versa. So, consider a golden yellow door from Brock! Not daring enough? What about a teal entry door? Pewter is striking, too.  

The entryway—indoors
For an accurately mid-modern look, you need to keep your indoors clean, clutter-free, and bright. Nothing belongs in your entryway unless it serves a purpose. Here are a couple ideas for you that you’re sure to love:

  • A narrow leather bench with simple wood legs
  • A large mirror in a geometric shape and zero frame detail (white or gold trim)
  • One or two lamps—can be tall or be sitting atop a narrow console, with rigid, rectangular shades

The entryway—outdoors
There are so many different directions you can go with your outside entry! If you keep a clean profile everywhere you look—you’re all set. Remember that function is the focus. So, big extravagant windows and sidelites are unnecessary (but, not out of the question!). Let’s check out a few of our favourite ideas:

  • Disconnected concrete slabs that form a path, a solid wood entry door atop a two-step incline, situated slightly off-center. The only windows are narrow vertical ones included in the door.
  • One of many entry doors from our Trim Lite collection. Choose a door with geometric shapes for the glass—like diamonds, rectangles, squares, etc.

For more ideas for your mid-century modern home and choosing the best entry door in Toronto, ON, come visit our showroom here at Brock Doors and Windows! We’d love to meet with you and discuss ideas together!

Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. | 278 Orenda Road | Brampton, ON, L6T 4X6 | (905) 791-2850

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